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The Society of Italian-Americans is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship given to a high school senior enrolling in a college or university in the fall following high school graduation.  Any high school senior with at least one Italian ancestor is eligible to apply.  A winner will be selected based on GPA and two required essays.  Applic...

On January 20, 2017, Consul Maria Luisa Lapresa signed a memorandum of understanding with the State of Michigan Department of Education to support the teaching of the Italian language in the public schools of the State. In particular, the goal of the agreement, signed by the State Superintendent Brian J. Whiston and Krista Ried of the Office of Pro...

When: March 7th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 What: Art in the Roman Empire, A series of Lectures with Sinclair Bell, Associate Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University Registration at https://pompeii.eventbrite.com - Free and open to the public. By exploring the art and architecture o...

The Italian-American Festival Foundation Inc. of Stark County will award $8,000 in college scholarships for the 2017 academic year. Applicants must be of Italian American heritage and a 2017 graduate of a Stark County high school. Scholarships are awarded on a basis of need, scholastic ability, extra-curricular involvement and character. Scholarshi...

Sons of Italy, Merrillville Lodge 1220, presented its annual scholarships to three outstanding high school seniors recently at a banquet at The Patio Restaurant. This year's recipients are Elisa Meyer, Jasmine Wissinger and Austin Qualizza.   Scholarship donors are the Rendina brothers of Rendina Funeral Home. In the past 32 years, the Merr...

The Etruscans were a powerful clan with an alien tongue and strange customs. They emerged in what is now central Italy sometime around the 6th century BC. And no one is more obsessed with the Etruscans than the Italians themselves.   "I think that 90 percent of [Italian] taxi drivers can tell you something about the Etruscans," quips Fr...

Since 2010, Dr. Simonini has been Assistant Professor of Italian at Youngstown State University (YSU). She is a frequent writer and conference presenter on Italian American Studies. Recently, she assumed the position of editor of the journal Italian Americana, whose most recent issue will be published by YSU.   LG: It's a real pleasure to he...

Italian will be part of the curriculum of study in the L'Anse Creuse Public Schools this coming Fall. The five courses of Italian language will be part of the curriculum at L'Anse Creuse High and L'Anse Creuse High School-North with an enrollment of nearly 130 students. A multi-year Memorandum of Understanding between the Foundation N.O.I. (Nuovi...

Andrea Ciccarelli has been named dean of the Hutton Honors College at Indiana University Bloomington. He is professor of Italian and chair of the Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Sciences.   IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel announced the appointment today. It will take effect July 1,...

by Megan Wenzl   On the Italian countryside, outside the city of Turin, nine Girl Scouts from the Muskegon area slept inside a convent. The Girl Scouts, all from Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, were the first Americans to sleep inside the convent.   Sleeping on rolled-out mats, the girls were locked inside the convent fro...

by Dominic Candeloro   As you might have read in the Fra Noi, our project has achieved the $500,000 mark that triggered a match by the Loyola University Chicago. I am absolutely delighted that we have launched this permanent project that will preserve and promote the history and culture of Italians in the US. We are now in phase II of the pr...

Currently, Youngstown State University has 26 students who have the Wolves Club of Youngstown to thank for four-year scholarships that have provided for their education. More than 200 other students have attended or graduated from YSU since 1995 with the help of Wolves Club scholarships.   The Wolves began in 1953 as a social organization of...